Rehoboth Baptist Church was founded March 1, 1998 by twelve families, whose purpose was to reach out to Claremore and the surrounding area with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, believing the only hope for our society in these evil days is for mankind to return to God. With this spirit and attitude, these families bound together around a constitution, statement of faith, and by-laws to guide in their new venture of faith. Rehoboth is a conservative, fundamental Southern Baptist Church affiliated with the Tulsa Metro Baptist Association and whose faith and practice are based solely upon the Word of God, adhering to the Baptist Faith and Message revised in 2000.
The Church met in three different locations during the first eighteen months, outgrowing each rented facility. To accommodate the enlarging congregation, the Church purchased ten acres of land on Flint Road between the turnpike overpass and Highway 66, and began construction of a six thousand square foot facility.
That is when miracles occur. After months of searching available land in the Claremore area, with prices soaring for both land and building costs, prospects of finding an affordable location without incurring a tremendous debt were foreboding. But just down the road 7 tenths of a mile and across Highway 66 was a church praying for answers to their needs just as earnestly as was Rehoboth. The Spirit of Grace had more building than they needed and a debt that was overwhelming. The two pastors connected through Divine intervention and the rest is history.
After major renovation by the church family, the first service in the new location was January 26, 2003. Early of 2004 the church family voted to add 8,000 of additional space to house a fellowship hall and classrooms. Rehoboth now has over 18,000 sq. ft. of building space to house its family. God continues to bless as Rehoboth continues to grow. The future is in God’s hands. Only He knows what He holds in store for us, but we believe He is still in control and uses the Church to accomplish His purpose in this world.
May He continue to lead and guide us.